Hanson devastated over One Nation turmoil

The party has also been asked whether it has a stringent enough candidate vetting process, given high-profile former candidate Steve Dickson's resignation from public life after footage emerged of him being sleazy in a USA strip club.

During the dark and grainy recording, Mr Dickson is heard saying "now that young lady has got a wonderful set of cahoonas" and "I've done more Asian than I know what to do with".

The videos of Steve Dickson, of the anti-Islam One Nation party, were filmed in the USA a year ago and broadcast on Australian TV on Monday.

The footage, which ACA senior reporter Dan Nolan said was cut down from a total of two hours' of vision, also showed the men making the journey back to their hotel, where Dickson is then seen with his arm around another woman in the bar.

A self-professed "woman's rights" advocate and close party ally of hard-right Australian leader Pauline Hanson was forced to resign from politics today - just weeks before the May election - after he was filmed groping and abusing exotic dancers.

The One Nation leader was brought to tears during an interview with Tracy Grimshaw on Tuesday night, telling the A Current Affair host she had been "let down" while working hard for Australia for 23 years.

Mr Dickson is already on the Queensland Senate ballot paper in the second One Nation spot, behind former senator Malcolm Roberts.

On Tuesday night, she appeared on A Current Affair, crying and said her party had been attacked in ways others had not.


Mr Entsch said he did not believe Mr Macdonald was a serious candidate and also cast doubt on the chances of Anning's candidate in Leichhardt Jo Ashby - another unknown.

Hanson said she would rebuild her party after scandals involving Dickson.

"It shows a person who was drunk and not in control of his actions and I take full responsibility for allowing that to happen", he said in a statement.

"I am deeply remorseful for the hurt that I have caused her, my family and the people that support me".

"I found the footage hard to watch as my words and actions under intoxication and in that environment, are not a true reflection of myself", he said.

In the course of his investigation, Muller - working alongside journalist Peter Charley - exposed One Nation's Dickson and adviser James Ashby as seeking donations from the powerful gun lobby.

"I found the footage hard to watch as my words and actions under intoxication and in that environment, are not a true reflection of myself", he said. "I wouldn't tolerate my own children behaving this way towards women", Hanson said.

  • Tracy Klein